Life against Death: A Psychological Study of Gallimard in M. Butterfly
Download as PDF
In the play M. Butterfly, Gallimard has a desire for heroism, which, is influenced and constructed by the circumstances and the people around him. The observation of the people, especially that of Song’s, is internalized in Gallimard, who follows the imagination. In this play, Marc is the reincarnation of the gaze. Gallimard establishes his heroism, which is created by the
gaze of Song, or by the imaginary Butterfly. He sticks to it, protects it, and when truth is unveiled, he still fights for it even with the sacrifice of his mortal life.
Gaze, Heroism, Imagination, Denial of death.